AIB award winning artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly live and work in Paris. They are exhibited worldwide, and are the only Irish artists to have had a solo exhibition in the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

They are Ireland’s foremost new-media artists, easily incorporating innovative new technologies into their work,  to produce art that is both engaging and significant.

Much of Cleary & Connolly’s work is collaborative, with a strong socio-political aspect, both through its subject matter and in its engagement with people. They coined the term “observer participation” to describe their work, which is committed to affirming the active role of the public in art.

Exhibitions include: Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2012); The Barbican, London (2010); The Pompidou Centre, Paris (2009); Sesc Pompéia, Sao Paulo (2009); Yokohama Triennial, Japan (2005).

Far from fitting into a category, Connolly & Cleary’s work is constantly evolving in harmony with their lives, their environment, new technologies.  The dynamic architecture of their approach allows them to mingle events from their daily life with the fiction of their art. Their work is often inspired by fundamental questions of perception, relationships between movement, sounds, forms and colours. 

Thi Bich Doan. Past and Presence. Gandon Editions 2007

Extract from RVB. 2004

ANNE CLEARY & DENIS CONNOLLY have lived and worked in Paris since 1990.

They have two children, their best work to date: